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Griffin scores 35 to help Clippers beat Suns 108-105

  • Los Angeles Clippers guard Jared Cunningham, left, and Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe go after a loose during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Clippers guard Jared Cunningham, left, and Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe go after a loose during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, below, puts up a shot as Phoenix Suns forward Anthony Tolliver defends during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, below, puts up a shot as Phoenix Suns forward Anthony Tolliver defends during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin goes up for a dunk as Phoenix Suns guard Gerald Green and Clippers guard Reggie Bullock watch during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin goes up for a dunk as Phoenix Suns guard Gerald Green and Clippers guard Reggie Bullock watch during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

Los Angeles Clippers new owner Steve Ballmer attended his first home game Wednesday night at Staples Center and the Clippers broke out of their preseason funk with a 108-105 victory over Phoenix on Wednesday night.

Blake Griffin scored 35 points and Chris Paul added 34.

Trailing 80-79 after three quarters, Paul and Griffin combined to score 26 of Los Angeles' 29 points in the fourth quarter. Paul's two free throws with 5 seconds remaining gave the Clippers a three-point lead. Gerald Green's 3-pointer attempt at the buzzer was off the mark and Los Angeles held on for the win.

Eric Bledsoe led Phoenix with 27 points and Green added 23.

Ballmer officially took over ownership of the Clippers in August.